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Youth and Family Ministries Programs

Children, Youth, and Families Growing in their Faith Together

Family Ministry includes children and youth from birth through High School.  Our church family celebrates milestones for children/youth of all ages.  

​Program Events include:

  • A Kid's talk during the Worship Service

  • Sunday School

  • Vacation Bible School

  • Christmas Pageant

  • Confirmation Classes/Annual Retreat

  • Annual Youth Trips

  • National Youth Gathering (every 3 years)

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Children’s Worship Bulletins

Children’s Worship Bulletins are available from the ushers.

Ephesians 6 Ministry

Our Sunday School uses a "rotational model" for the younger children, enabling them to get to know a large number of adults in the congregation (and vice versa!).

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To see pictures of other youth events, click on the youth photos button.

Current Youth and Family News

Confirmation:

First Communion & Confirmation - information regarding first communion, confirmation, and service projects was sent to families of 5 – 9 graders via email. If you did not receive the email or have questions, contact Emilie Glaw.

Upcoming Events

Christian Education

 

Ephesians 6 classes meets Sundays at 10:30am.

2 yrs and under parents and Children meet in Nursery,

Ages 3 -5 meet in the gym. 

Middle School Meet in upper level of gym 

High School meet in Family/Youth room

 

5th Grade First Communion classes start this Wed., Sept. 27. Dinner at 5:45pm followed by instruction at 6:30-7:30pm

 

Sparks – Midweek School – a 6-week class for K-4 grade on Wednesdays 9/27 – 11/1. Join the 5th Grade 1st Communion Class for dinner at 5:45pm. Sparks will split off and from 6:30-7:30pm will have a Bible story, catechesis, and activities in the gym with Emilie Glaw. Contact Emilie to sign up (eglaw@living-christ.org).

 

Youth Event: 

LUX Youth Group Gatherings – for 9 th -12th graders, meeting the second Sunday of each month, starting Sunday, Oct. 8, 6-7pm. This is a new opportunity for the youth group designed to build faith & relationships among high schoolers of Living Christ. Come as you can and feel free to invite a friend!

 

Family Event: 

“Zoo to You” Family Event – on Saturday, Sept. 30 - is a joint church & preschool family event. At 10:00am the Henry Villas Zoo will be at Living Christ with invertebrates, small reptiles & mammals. After the animal presentation, there will be a short family devotional at 11:00am, and pizza at 11:15am! Sign up on the Family Kiosk at the top of the stairs by 9/27. See Emilie Glaw.

Serving Together Resources

Here are some ideas of how/where we can serve in our community.  As you serve as families we encourage you to send pictures to be put on our website.

  • The Tomah VA medical center is asking for mail for veterans at the facility.  Send an uplifting letter, card, artwork, etc. to a veteran at Tomah Center living facility.  Mail to: Tomah VA Medical Center, ATTN: Mail Call (135), 500 East Veterans Street, Tomah, WI 54660

  • Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern WI, 2802 Dairy Dr., Madison, www.secondharvestmadison.org.  Check their website for the updated guidelines, times, and volunteer sign up.  (608) 223-9121

  • The River Food Pantry, 2201 Darwin Rd., Madison, www.riverfoodpantry.org.  Check their website for the updated guidelines, times, and volunteer sign up.  (608) 442-8815

  • WayForward Food Pantry, 3502 Parmenter St., Middleton, https://www.wayforwardresources.org/  Check their website for the updated guidelines, times, and volunteer sign up. (608) 836-7338

  • Madison Food Pantry Gardens, www.foodpantrygardens.org.  Check their website for the updated guidelines, times, and volunteer sign up. 

  • Host a donation drive… see WayForward Top 10 list for ideas of what is needed.

  • Make encouraging cards for residents and/or caregivers in a neighborhood assisted living or nursing home.  Schedule a time for drop off.

  • Mow the lawn for your neighbors.

  • Wash windows for your neighbors.

  • Play music at an elderly care facility, hospital or business open.  Ask permission before setting this up.

  • Pray through your friends on social media and/or your Christmas card list.

  • Wash the dishes, sweep or clean up around the house (even if it is someone else’s turn).

  • Connect with older neighbors and offer to do their grocery shopping for them.

  • Invite someone over for dinner via Zoom.

  • Send a thank you (gift card) to someone – even if it has been awhile since you have seen them!

  • Go on a prayer walk around your community.   Pray for those who live in the houses, work in the businesses, play in the parks, etc.

  • Take a homemade treat to the fire station and/or police station nearest your house.

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